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    KERING OPERATIONS Inventory Control and Process Improvement Manager

    Kering - Regular
    NOVARA - Italy

    About us Kering Group Operations is the Kering Group division that provides the smartest solutions for our cross-brands services. In particular, the Supply Chain and Logistics function services lie at the heart of our customers’ satisfaction, providing worldwide coordination of our products’ distribution, together with a flawless after sales service. As part of the global luxury group Kering, we are committed to ‘empowering imagination’ in a sustainable manner and encouraging our employees to flourish. Join our passionate journey and fulfil your potential and creativity. We are currently seeking for a Central Operations Italy Inventory Control Manager to support the operations, hypercare and related stabilization with reference of the new Distribution Center based in Trecate (Novara).

    Your opportunity

    Act in a key role for maintaining the integrity of stock held in the Italian warehouses.  Establish and develop the team, processes and procedures for control of Kering’s physical warehouse inventory.  Function as the reference point for brand, finance, operations and third party logistics provider (3PL) on all inventory control matters.  Collaborate with the logistic provider in order to define and implement standard operating procedures, SLAs and KPIs, monitoring and reporting systems, ensure that inventory adheres to the expected targets and applies structured problem solving mechanism in case of important deviations or particular issues, coordinating the appropriate corrective actions and strongly support the continuous improvement of processes.

    How you will contribute

    • Analyze, recommend and execute enhancements to inventory stocking strategies, fulfillment process flows and optimization opportunities
    • Responsible for leading teams to conduct audits on all activities inbound, putaway and storage activities
    • Assigns work and monitors productivity to ensure high standards of quality, accuracy, housekeeping, and safety
    • Maintains a working knowledge of all inventory control processes and procedures.  Creates and updates documentation on all inventory control SOP’s.   
    • Support the logistics provider in the definition, implementation and ongoing execution of cycle counting procedures in the warehouses.
    • In partnership with the various stakeholders, reconciles all inventory variances, transactions and systemic inventory to the physical counts.
    • Manage the team of inventory controllers to secure the established business objectives
    • Advise the 3PL on slotting and segmentation methodology and improvements within the warehouse.
    • Define and maintain storage guidelines for a variety of product categories in a warehouse environment.
    • Warehouse costs tracking
      • Recording and monitoring of activity based rates and related volumes
      • Request quotation / assess and track special / out of standard activities and related costs

    Who you are

    • Graduate in Logistics, Business Management, Operations or Engineering studies
    • Prior experience managing and executing inventory control in a warehouse environment
    • You have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders at all levels of seniority
    • You are results - numbers driven with an analytical spirit
    • You have the ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment
    • You are proactive and able to manage activities autonomously
    • You have the ability to work in teams
    • You have negotiation skills
    • Expert in using all Microsoft Office applications, especially Excel and Access, and Business Intelligence tools
    • You have knowledge of ERP systems
    • Fluent in Italian and English, both written and spoken.

    Why working with us?

    This is an excellent opportunity to join the Kering adventure in a moment of extraordinary growth and become part of a dynamic team in a global Luxury group that offers endless possibilities to learn and grow. Talent development is a managerial principle at Kering and we are committed to fostering internal mobility. Our common vision promotes leadership skills and helps every employee to reach their full potential in a stimulating and fulfilling workplace environment.

    Kering is committed to building a diverse workforce. We believe diversity in all its forms – gender, age, nationality, culture, religious beliefs and sexual orientation – enriches the workplace. It opens up opportunities for people to express their talent, both individually and collectively and it helps foster our ability to adapt to a changing world. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we welcome and consider applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of their background. 

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